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A breakthrough ‘next step’ in Aotearoa’s steel industry and its transition to a low carbon future.

A homegrown solution to steel decarbonisation is on the way in collaboration with industry. HERA has been tracking research being done by Dr Chris Bumby and team at the Robinson Research Institute for some time now. Their works first coming under our radar after they won our industry award for innovation in 2020. At the…

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Our CEO is announced as Chair of the WDC Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics

We’re excited to advise that our CEO Dr Troy Coyle has been elected as Chair of the Tertiary Education Commissions (TEC) Workforce Development Council (WDC) Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics. This WDC initiative follows a successful Expression of Interest (EoI) process, with 249 applications which resulted in a strong group of interim Establishment…

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HERA is now Sustainable Steel certified!

We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification. HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification. This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities. From our perspective,…

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Notice – ‘Shovel ready’ infrastructure projects

We’d like to advise our members about the Governments interest to identify ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects from the public and certain private infrastructure sector participants impacted by COVID 19. This comes after Ministers have advised that they wish to understand the availability, benefits, geographical spread and scale of ‘shovel ready’ projects in New Zealand. The…

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Meet Andrew Pennington – the latest person to join our Structural Systems team

We’re excited to let our members know that we now have a new Senior Structural Engineer on board with us – and lets just say… he’s no stranger to HERA! Andrew Pennington joins the HERA fold once again after a sabbatical away pursuing other roles. His history with us dates back to 2013 when he…

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Our team at HERA is growing!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve had two new team members join HERA this month – Innovation Centre Manager, Greg Buckley, and Research Engineer, Hafez Taheri. They both bring a unique set of skills and diverse thinking to our HERA team fabric, and we’re excited to see the positive contributions that they’ll bring to our…

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Meet Volkan Yakut – the latest team member to join our Welding Centre team

You’ll have seen lately that our Welding Centre has a lot of amazing projects on it’s horizon over the next three years. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Volkan Yakut to our team to help us deliver them! Volkan brings over 15 years’ global experience to the table as a Mechanical Engineer and International Welding…

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General Manager Boaz Habib on an exciting career journey

After almost eight years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Industry Development is starting a new journey at IANZ as their General Manager – NZ Quality College. Boaz came onboard with HERA as a Research Engineer. This was a time when our Industry Development team had…

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#INWED19 – Meet Structex Structural Engineer, Negar Gharahshir

Nothing makes us feel more proud of the companies in our membership than this next profile. They’re a glowing example of truly celebrating the people within their team and letting their light shine. We’d like you to meet Structex Structural Engineer, Negar Gharahshir. She’s a fantastic testament to #WomenInEngineering – and one we only managed…